Food grade Chemical Additives
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FAQs about Food grade Chemical Additives for Food
what is calcium chloride?
Calcium chloride is a type of salt that absorbs moisture, which at room temperature is a white solid. This ingredient can be refined by means of limestone and natural brine.
This compound is on the GRAS list, making it safe for human consumption. It is used in the food industry as an additive that prevents food browning. As well as being a firming agent to keep fruits and vegetables crisp.
what is cyanocobalamin?
Also known as vitamin B12 and belonging to the B vitamins, cyanocobalamin is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems, cell formation and DNA sitesis.
The interesting thing about this ingredient is that it can only be found in animals and some fortified foods. This is the main reason for buying it commercially by vegans and vegetarians as a dietary supplement.
As an additive it is used in foods to prevent the deficiency of this vitamin. That is why it is added to baby foods, sports nutrition products, diet products, energy drinks, cereals and more applications.
what is dimethicone?
This additive also known as polydimethylsiloxane is a form of silicone used in the food industry to reduce the formation of foam in food products (Antifoaming agent).
It is widely used in frying oils due to its property of hindering the appearance of foam at high temperatures.
It is also used in vegetables and fruits as an antifoaming agent, anticaking agent for products made with flours, and as an emulsifying stabilizer for water-free oils.
what is calcium hydroxide?
This ingredient is known by many names, however if you want to use it for food it is called lime. This inorganic compound is formed by the chemical reaction uniting calcium, oxygen and hydrogen, which produces a powdery compound or crystals when combined with water.
Its uses in food grade are:
1. Sugar refinement when its extraction is carried out.
2. Main ingredient in the production of carbonated water for alcoholic beverages and sodas.
3. Preservation of foods such as cucumber, for this reason it is also called pickling lime.
what is benzalkonium chloride?
This is a disinfectant used in the food industry to prevent foodborne illness and foodborne transmission. This surfactant is a bactericide and inhibitor of viral activity. In addition, it has fungicidal and emulsifying properties.